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DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. DaVita is headquartered in Denver… Continue Reading DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

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Vote stations open throughout El Paso County

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office opened 11 additional voter service and polling centers throughout the county to help voters with the Nov. 4 General Election. The centers are in addition to the Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Voters may use any of the centers to obtain a… Continue Reading Vote stations open throughout El Paso County

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CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners announced Wednesday that it is in the process of acquiring Colorado Springs Health Partners, a group with more than 130 providers and 11 locations in the Pikes Peak region. A news release issued by the Fortune 500 company Wednesday gave little detail as to the terms of the acquisition, which it… Continue Reading CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

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Springs’ Firstsource call center to add jobs

Firstsource Solutions Ltd., a leading business process management company, announced this week its call center in Colorado Springs will hire more than 100 call center representatives to handle work for a new client in health care. “We are excited to keep the jobs in Colorado Springs and make a large number of hires in the region to support… Continue Reading Springs’ Firstsource call center to add jobs

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The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

Early spring, 2003. Newly elected Congressman Bob Beauprez was the guest of honor at a business-sponsored event in Aurora. Another familiar figure was present, a sandy-haired political newcomer who soon would become mayor of Denver. “I’m here to talk to Congressman Beauprez,” said John Hickenlooper. “If I’m elected, he’ll be one of the folks I’ll… Continue Reading The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

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Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 14,600 over the month from August to September, to nearly 2.5 million jobs, according to a Department of Labor and Employment survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 14,700 and government decreased 100 over the month. Colorado has had 35 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey… Continue Reading Payroll jobs see August increase

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Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services and Directorate of Public Works environmental staff is planning to commence prescribed burns this fall. Depending on the weather conditions, burning could start as soon as Saturday and continue through December. There are 21 areas planned for prescribed burning. These areas total approximately 7,000 acres and are comprised of… Continue Reading Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

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ANB Bank opens new Academy location

ANB Bank has announced that its new Academy Banking Center opened this morning in central Colorado Springs. The bank, located at Flintridge and Academy Boulevards, officially started serving customers at 9 a.m., prior to tomorrow’s grand opening event (Oct. 21), according to a news release. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting attended by dignitaries… Continue Reading ANB Bank opens new Academy location

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Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Breakfast of Champions, will feature Venus Williams, tennis champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, as 2014’s keynote speaker. “Venus suffers from an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s syndrome and is sensitive to the crucial need for people to have access to healthcare,” said BJ Scott,… Continue Reading Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

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Mayor vows to end veteran homelessness

In support of the Homeless Veteran Stand Down Thursday, Oct. 16, Mayor Steve Bach announced he will accept the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, a call to action to mayors across the country to make a commitment to ending veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015. “We have seen a significant decline in the… Continue Reading Mayor vows to end veteran homelessness

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